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Nexus 5 Finally Official, Available Now

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After months of speculation, Google has finally officially released the Nexus 5! It is available (as rumored) at $349 for the 16 GB model and $399 for the 32 GB model. Both prices are off-contract, of course. The short version of the specs are that the Nexus 5 has a 1080P screen, a Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 Megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and many bands of 4G LTE.

This looks like a great Nexus phone, the best Google has ever built. This will sell like mad, so order one as soon as possible if you are getting one. I might get one, but I’ll have to sell my Google Play Edition HTC One first. The full specs of the Nexus 5 are as follows:

  • Screen – 4.95″ 1920 by 1080 display at 445 ppi made of Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera
    • Rear – 8 Megapixel lens with optical image stabilization
    • Front – 1.3 Megapixel lens
  • Audio
    • Built-in speaker
    • 3.5mm stereo audio connector
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Dimensions – 69.17×137.84×8.59 mm
    • Weight – 4.59 ounces (130g)
  • Battery
    • 2300 mAh battery with wireless charging
    • 17 hours of talk time **
    • 300 hours of standby time **
    • 8.5 hours of Wifi browsing with 7 hours of browsing on LTE
    • 60 hours of audio playback
  • Processing
    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 at 2.26GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 330 at 450MHz
  • Wireless
    • Dualband WiFi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • NFC with Android Beam
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • North American Network Bands
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
    • LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
  • Rest of the world’s network bands
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
  • Sensors
    • GPS
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass
    • Proximity/Ambient Light
    • Pressure
    • Hall
  • Ports, Connectors, And Buttons
    • microUSB charging/syncing port
    • SlimPort™ enabled
    • 3.5mm stereo audio jack
    • Dual microphones
    • Ceramic power and volume buttons

Google’s battery life testing information: Testing was conducted by Google using preproduction Nexus 5 devices and software. Talk time tests used default settings with WiFi off and LTE on. Standby time tests used default settings with LTE on and WiFi connected to a test access point. WiFi internet tests had Airplane Mode on with WiFi connected to a test access point, while loading three popular websites cached on a local server. The Nexus 5 loaded a page, waited 40 seconds, and then loaded a page from the next site. LTE internet tests had WiFi off and LTE on, and used the same testing method as the WiFi internet tests.

Source: Google, Nexus 16 GB, Nexus 5 32 GB